Summary of "Season 6 (CAN) - Almost done!": Here's a list of notable guest stars you may recognize from other TV shows: Chris Elliott, Ian Tracey, Molly Ringwald, Stacy Keach, John de Lancie, Antonio Sabato Jr., Christina Cox, Adam Goldberg, Kevin Durand, Michael Shanks, Peter Wingfield, Hiro Kanagawa, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mackenzie Phillips, David Kaye, Jerry Wasserman, Tate Donovan, Victor Garber, Jack Klugman, Bruce Boxleitner, CCH Pounder, Max Martini, Corbin Bernsen, D.B. Sweeney, Gary Busey, Judd Nelson, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Whaley, Kelly Rutherford, Amanda Plummer, Swoosie Kurtz, Hal Holbrook, Michael Moriarty, Wallace Langham and Robert Loggia. A few undiscovered talents (at the time) in there, but probably not as many as last season.
Well folks, this is nearly the end of the run, just one more season to go, and in less than 3/4 of a year, Alliance will have released 7 seasons of The Outer Limits on DVD. Pretty impressive! Hey, maybe they'll create a complete series set with packaging that doesn't suck. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 5 (CAN) - Please stand by...": Here's a list of notable guest stars you may recognize from other TV shows: Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Hope, Cynthia Nixon, Robert Hays, Tom Cavanagh, Roddy Piper, Marina Sirtis, Ralph Macchio, Barry Corbin, Malcolm McDowell, Peter Outerbridge, Bruce Harwood, Samantha Mathis, David Ogden Stiers, Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek, Marcia Cross, Michael Ironside, Kevin Nealon, Nicholas Lea, Daniel Baldwin, Jessica Steen, Daphne Zuniga, Chris Potter, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Nathan Fillion, Nicholas Campbell and William McNamara. It's a nice mix of recognizable (for the time) actors, and future stars such as Nathan Fillion, and Tom Cavanagh.
I look forward to watching the already-announced Season 6 next month, followed by the yet-to-be-announced season 7 the month after. Yeehaw! (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 4 (CAN) - More Fun Episodes": I have a lot of fun watching anthology shows because you never know what to expect. Sure, some are duds, but most of the episodes are great, and the list of guest stars is pretty impressive. Check out the list of guest stars in season 4: Gary Cole, Doug Savant, Dylan Walsh, Adrian Pasdar, Pat Morita, Melissa Gilbert, James Marsden, Rachael Leigh Cook, Lou Diamond Phillips, C. Thomas Howell, Amanda Tapping, Jim Byrnes, William Atherton, Cynthia Geary, Michael Shanks, David Keith, Harry Hamlin, Nicole de Boer, Robert Picardo, Rene Auberjonois, Ryan Reynolds, Ron Rifkin, Adam Baldwin, Joan Chen, Ron Perlman, Peter DeLuise, Nana Visitor and Nicholas Lea.
I look forward to watching season 5 next month (August 3), and hopefully season 6 in September, and 7 in October (those haven't been announced yet, I'm just hoping to see them). (read entire review)
Season 3 (CAN) - Aliens, Clones, and Dead Guys (Oh My!) (6/02/2010)
Who are the notable guest stars in season 3? They would be Jon Tenney, Natasha Henstridge, Steve Bacic, Howie Mandel, Jerry Wasserman, Kim Cattrall, Teryl Rothery, Fred Savage, Don Franklin, Casper Van Dien, Gary Basaraba, Esai Morales, Eric McCormack, Gordon Pinsent, Stephen Lang, Jason Priestley, Ron Rifkin, Ryan Reynolds, Howard Hesseman, Joshua Jackson, Kirsten Dunst, David Kaye, Catherine O'Hara, Steven Weber, Jennifer Beals, Mario Van Peebles, David McCallum, Alan Thicke and Bruce Harwood.
Summary of "Season 2 (CAN) - Ack! There's an Edit!": Take a look at the list of episode stars in the second season and you'll recognize many names from television: Michelle Forbes, Gary Jones, Heather Graham, Nick Mancuso, Dana Ashbrook, Ally Sheedy, Debrah Farentino, Mark Hamill, Matt Frewer, Ryan Phillippe, Ian Tracey, Teryl Rothery, Bruce Harwood, Robert Ito, Michael Gross, Neil Patrick Harris, Colm Feore, Jasmine Guy, Barry Pepper, Clancy Brown, Brent Spiner, Geraint Wyn Davies, Robert Patrick, Wil Wheaton, Sheena Easton, Xander Berkeley, Victor Garber, William B. Davis, Joely Fisher, Jon Cryer, Dean McDermott, David Hyde Pierce and Andrea Roth.
The fact that MGM seems to have abandoned the release of their sets should make the decision whether to buy this a lot easier to make. Just a reminder to non-Canadians, this release will play fine in your DVD player, as both Canada and the US are part of DVD region 1. This set, currently selling for just $20 on Amazon.ca, is a great deal, and worth owning, it's just a shame at least one of the episodes is edited. (read entire review)
Season 1 (CAN) - Do not adjust your set, but do buy this set (5/04/2010)
Summary of "Season 1 (CAN) - Do not adjust your set, but do buy this set": MGM owns the rights to the show in the US, and they haven't had much luck with it. They tried numerous themed collections before releasing the first season back in 2005. It didn't sell well, and nothing more was planned. Alliance has released the first two seasons of the show, surpassing MGM's releases in just one day, and they've already announced the third season for release in June!
Take a look at the list of episode stars in the first season and you'll recognize many names from television: Beau Bridges, Lloyd Bridges, William Sadler, Bruce Harwood, Tom Cavanagh, Rae Dawn Chong, Mykelti Williamson, Bruce Davison, Thora Birch, Josh Brolin, Don S. Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Annette O'Toole, John Heard, Gregory Smith, John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Frank Whaley, Robert Patrick, Nicole de Boer, Peter Outerbridge, Michael Dorn, Jason London, Saul Rubinek, Alyssa Milano, Marlee Matlin, Larry Drake, Kevin McNulty, Leonard Nimoy, Cynthia Preston, Dwight Schultz, Alberta Watson, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Jones and Gordon Clapp.
It's very likely that you're a non-Canadian reading this review, so I'd like to point something out; Canada and the US are both part of region 1 when it comes to DVDs, allowing you to easily import the title from Canada and play it on your player. You'll notice this set contains French on the package, though it's predominantly English, and the menus also contain French. The French on the packaging allows you to tell your DVD-loving friends that you imported the title because it's not available in local stores. That increases the "oooh, ahhhhh" factor of your collection, and shows everyone what a true fan you are. Okay, I'm kidding about that last bit, but it really is easy to order from Amazon.ca and have the DVDs shipped to your place. The Canadian dollar has been going up and down a lot lately (at least at the time this review was posted), but it's been hovering around par. It's currently selling for $20 at Amazon.ca, and if you bundle it with season 2, you're looking at about $52 to have both seasons shipped to you in the US. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
Fans of sci-fi, or anthology shows should definitely pick up this set. It's priced amazingly low (suggested price of $26 CAN), and while the set doesn't contain any bonus material, this is roughly half the price of the MGM season 1 set (which contained some bonus material). (read entire review)
Aliens Among Us Collection - A step backwards (6/22/2005)
Summary of "Aliens Among Us Collection - A step backwards": This set has one of my favorite Outer Limits episodes - "Quality of Mercy." I remember catching that when it first aired and loving it. I think I'm twisted because shows with unhappy endings, as many of these do, make me smile. I think it's because Hollywood is based around the "happily-ever-after" story, so something that strays from that is refreshing.
I haven't seen too many companies move backwards in their TV releases, but MGM has. The 2002 releases were a good start, and I was hoping to see an improvement, but instead I find a poor quality release. No chapter after the opening of the episode - who decided to take it away when previous sets had it? And what is with the horrible audio on the featurettes? God, why do companies seem to have problems with getting dialog to come out of the center speaker? Doesn't someone listen to this and say, "hey, we have a guy on camera, but I can hear his voice coming out of the left, right, center, rear-right and rear-left speaker....maybe I should fix it!" I guess not. Either no one listened to it, or I care more about their product than they do. Either way it's pretty sad.
Hopefully Sony can influence MGM and get them to release better product. I'm not keeping my fingers crossed. (read entire review)
Summary of "Sex & Science Fiction Collection - ": I remember catching a few of these episodes when they first aired, and I enjoyed the show, though it wasn't a "must see" show for me. I watched the Canadian version, which didn't include the nudity the US versions had. I remember watching "Caught in the Act" and wondering if Alyssa Milano had filmed nude scenes, and now I know she did! Most of the episodes on the set contain nudity, which isn't surprising since it's a sex-themed release.
I prefer season sets over theme-based releases, but these are pretty good. There's a decent amount of extras, and some good episodes. Yes, there are season sets (or partial season sets) in Canada, but those are the Canadian cuts of the episodes. Maybe Sony can be convinced to release season sets now that they control the MGM library. (read entire review)
Pics of the Packaging Arrive for the Final Two Seasons on DVD
In just a few weeks, on September 7th, Alliance Films Media will release The (New) Outer Limits - The Complete Season 6 on DVD in Canada, followed by their October 5th release of the final season of the... (read entire news item)
There Is Nothing Wrong With Your DVD Player: Season 7 is Announced!
Alliance Films Media have announced that The New Outer Limits - Season 7, the final season of the remake series that began running in 1995, will come to DVD on October 5th. This Canadian release is available... (read entire news item)
'The Complete Season 6' is Now on the Schedule, and Up for Pre-Order
Alliance Films Entertainment isn't resting or slowing down with these releases! They have scheduled The (New) Outer Limits - The Complete Season 6 to be available in Canada on September 7th, at a cost... (read entire news item)
Package Art Arrives for Alliance's Complete Season 5
A few weeks ago we reported that Alliance Films Media is scheduling a Canadian DVD release for August 3rd of The (New) Outer Limits - The Complete Season 5. Now the studio has provided a look at the... (read entire news item)
Cover Art Comes In for the Canadian 'Complete Season 4'
As you know from our previous reports, Alliance Home Entertainment is releasing DVD sets in Canada on July 6th for The (New) Outer Limits - The Complete Season 4, and on August 3rd for The (New) Outer... (read entire news item)
August Release Date for The Complete Season 5
There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. The complete fifth season of THE OUTER LIMITS, Sci-Fi's critically-acclaimed and most original series, takes you on sci-fi... (read entire news item)
Look for The Complete Season 4 Up in Canada this Summer
Alliance Home Entertainment has announced that in Canada, on July 6th, they'll continue the 1995 show's home video collection by releasing The (New) Outer Limits - The Complete Season 4 on DVD. Cost... (read entire news item)
Boxes for Seasons 1 and 2 of the '95 Show; Season 3 Date
Just two weeks back we had the story that Alliance Home Entertainment of Canada is preparing DVD releases on May 4th for both The (New) Outer Limits - The Complete Season 1 and The (New) Outer Limits... (read entire news item)
Alliance Giving Canadians Complete Sets for Season 1 and Season 2
In years past, beginning in 2004, Koch Vision (now E1 Entertainment) had released various DVD titles - both season sets and best-of's - in Canada of 1995's "The New Outer Limits"...which have since been... (read entire news item)
4th Season in Canada Coming Next Week!
Koch Entertainment's Canadian branch has distributed a listing for The New Outer Limits - Season 4, and it shows that this 7-DVD set produced by Alliance Atlantis has got a street date of October 18th...that's... (read entire news item)
Nimoy is among those whose faces grace the Season 1 box art
A few days ago, Sony/MGM officially announced the November 1st release of The New Outer Limits - Season 1. Now the studio has made the artwork for the first season set available. Take a look:
As... (read entire news item)
e-Tailer confirms 1st Season release date
About a week ago we revealed the great news that The New Outer Limits - Season 1 was coming to DVD on November 1st. At the time, though, we reminded you that the date wasn't set in stone yet. Well,... (read entire news item)
Season 1 coming this fall!
Some retail sources have recently contacted us to let us know that MGM will release the entire first season of 1995's The Outer Limits on November 1! The show was first released in two themed collections... (read entire news item)
Slight update about the 6-Disc Box Set in May
Within the past couple of weeks, MGM announced a new wave of DVDs for The New Outer Limits: 4 new "best-of" releases would join the 2 released back in 2002.
MGM also plans to release a 6-Pack Box... (read entire news item)
MGM announces 24 new ep's on 4 DVDs, plus a 6-disc box set
At the end of January, we passed on a "Rumor Mill" post from The Digital Bits website that four new "best-of" DVDs from 1995's The (New) Outer Limits were on-the-way in June from MGM. Now the studio... (read entire news item)
Rumors of more MGM 'best-ofs' coming this Summer
Last Wednesday our friends over at The Digital Bits updated their Rumor Mill with losts of MGM news. The only TV-on-DVD rumors in there was some info about 4 new themed releases from the 1995 version... (read entire news item)
Canadian release for season 3
Amazon.ca is taking preorders for the third season of The Outer Limits. The set carries a suggested price of $64.99 CAN, but Amazon.ca is selling it for $45.49 CAN (approx $35 US). Koch Canada will release... (read entire news item)
U.S. season set releases from MGM?
In this story we just posted about Miami Vice, there is a tidbit of information about new season-set releases in the U.S. for The (New) Outer Limits:
Over at MGM a rep said he heard that the New Outer... (read entire news item)
Preliminary Box Art for Canada's Set
We told you earlier this week that Koch is releasing - in Canada only - a "best-of" DVD set for The New Outer Limits. Koch has now supplied an early look at the cover art for this release. It's definately... (read entire news item)
Canadian 'Best of' Release
Koch Canada is going to make fans of the (The New) Outer Limits very happy. On May 25th they will release The Best of Seasons 1 & 2. This 5 disc set will contain 20 episodes from the first 2 seasons,... (read entire news item)